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The New Worlds Observer: the astrophysics strategic mission concept study
Author(s): Webster Cash; Stephen Kendrick; Charley Noecker; John Bally; Julia DeMarines; James Green; Phillip Oakley; Ann Shipley; Scott Benson; Steve Oleson; David Content; Dave Folta; Sharon Garrison; Keith Gendreau; Kate Hartman; Joseph Howard; Tupper Hyde; Darryl Lakins; Jesse Leitner; Douglas Leviton; Rich Luquette; Bill Oegerley; Karen Richon; Aki Roberge; Steve Tompkins; June Tveekrem; Bruce Woodgate; Margaret Turnbull; Dean Dailey; Kent Decker; Reza Dehmohseni; Brian Gaugh; Tiffany Glassman; Mickey Haney; Reem Hejal; Charles Lillie; Amy Lo; David O'Conner; Gina Oleas; Ronald Polidan; Rocco Samuele; Stephen Shields; James Shirvanian; David SooHoo; Giovanna Tinetti; Bryan Dorland; Rachel Dudik; Ralph Gaume; Brian Mason
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Paper Abstract

We present the results of the Astrophysics Strategic Mission Concept Study for the New Worlds Observer (NWO). We show that the use of starshades is the most effective and affordable path to mapping and understanding our neighboring planetary systems, to opening the search for life outside our solar system, while serving the needs of the greater astronomy community. A starshade-based mission can be implemented immediately with a near term program of technology demonstration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 August 2009
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 7436, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts IV, 743606 (26 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.827486
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Webster Cash, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
Stephen Kendrick, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Charley Noecker, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
John Bally, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
Julia DeMarines, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
James Green, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
Phillip Oakley, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
Ann Shipley, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
Scott Benson, NASA Glenn Research Ctr. (United States)
Steve Oleson, NASA Glenn Research Ctr. (United States)
David Content, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Dave Folta, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Sharon Garrison, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Keith Gendreau, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Kate Hartman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Joseph Howard, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Tupper Hyde, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Darryl Lakins, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Jesse Leitner, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Douglas Leviton, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Rich Luquette, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Bill Oegerley, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Karen Richon, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Aki Roberge, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Steve Tompkins, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
June Tveekrem, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Bruce Woodgate, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Margaret Turnbull, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Dean Dailey, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Kent Decker, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Reza Dehmohseni, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Brian Gaugh, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Tiffany Glassman, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Mickey Haney, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Reem Hejal, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Charles Lillie, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Amy Lo, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
David O'Conner, Northrop Gurmman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Gina Oleas, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Ronald Polidan, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Rocco Samuele, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Stephen Shields, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
James Shirvanian, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
David SooHoo, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Giovanna Tinetti, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Bryan Dorland, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)
Rachel Dudik, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)
Ralph Gaume, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)
Brian Mason, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7436:
UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts IV
Howard A. MacEwen; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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